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Ditto on 'another straw man bites the dust', girlfriend

Are they registered at Williams-Sonoma and Target yet?

The Freepers and the mainstream wingers constantly rail about activist, liberal judges destroying civilization by overruling the will of the people when it comes to gay civil marriage. It was predictably “deja vu all over again” yesterday after news of the ruling in California that affirmed the rights of gay couples to marry.

However, San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer is a Catholic Republican appointed to the bench by a former GOP governor. Oops.

Shakepeare’s Sister rips the sanctimonious Right again, as she does so well…

And as an aside, of which I was reminded by Judge Kramer’s wise reference to the humanity of law, you’ll recall the Freepers who are worried that all hell will break loose because of this ruling, that it will open the door for “cats to marry chairs” and “ferrets to marry toilet bowls.” The leap from two men or two women who love one another to marriage with non-sentient things is indicative of a very real and very ugly contempt for even the most basic humanity of gays and lesbians.

I find all kinds of reasons to be disgusted by such an attitude, but the one thing I find most repellent about it is that you find this view most frequently among those who also revile Darwinism because they believe the concept of having evolved from apes devalues human existence. So make no mistake—when a Freeper compares a homosexual to a chair or a toilet bowl, it’s not just mindless hyperbole. It’s a calculated attempt to reinforce the dehumanization of lesbians and gays in the eyes of other like-minded human superiorists.

I second that one.

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